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“turkish delight”(226 reviews)
“dry fruits”(24 reviews)
“buy spices”(27 reviews)
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Rustem Pasa Mahallesi 34116 Istanbul, Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey
Grand Bazaar
+90 537 646 63 31
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’ve had great expectations from the Spice Bazaar and I was a little dissapointed. It is interesting and for sure you will go home with some tasteful ingredients. But that’s all. It is not such an amazing experience.

Thank Oana87M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited grand Bazar and spice bazar, spice bazaar better in all aspects. Better prices, more locals, wider range of products, better prizes. I would highly recommend this.

Thank TorKarlsen
Reviewed 4 days ago

I love the Spice Bazaar more than the Grand Bazaar. It is beautiful inside and nicely renovated with vibrant colors especially when you look up to the ceilings. It is much smaller than the Grand Bazaar and has nicer shops. The spices, nuts, snacks on...More

Thank Mei T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The grand bazaar of istanbul has different bazaars within it, if you're from middle east the bazaar may not interest you as much because it has almost the same culture, but the spice bazaar in one of the passageways of the grand bazaar and very...More

Thank nazli s
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you wish to find authentic Turkish spices, this is the place to come. There are a number of spice vendor stalls, some offering a different variety than the others. Other shops carrying a variety of souvenirs, jewelry, etc. also greet the intrepid traveller.

Thank treborz1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great shopping in the spice bazaar in fact it's more than just spices. You can find many tourist souvenirs, jewelry, etc. A unique experience and must see in Istanbul.

Thank Nongpla_31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have no idea how so many spice shops can sustain themselves because they all seem to sell the same spices. Nonetheless, just walking through it is great. The aromas astound the olfactory sense.

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this place from the smiling faces, to all the scents from the bazaar . wish i had more time in istanbul to be able to spend more time there but would highly recommend coming here. Staff were very accommodating and ever offered Turkish...More

Thank Albresha V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like to cook you can find here the most interesting seasonings and sweets also olive oil and teas. I bought pomegranate and detox tea and won from toast something that is said to be afro-psoric. In a conservative society it struck me as...More

Thank Ilzo A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Old and crowded place to visit You can see many many shops Mostly selling sweets and spices Very crowded but very nice to see the daily life of Turkish people Prices not cheap S bargaining is recommended

Thank AZIZ K
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Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the
Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in
search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name
jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed
cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow
streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to
the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the
evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside
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March 17, 2018|
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Response from Cameltamer | Reviewed this property |
Open on Sunday ..Nice to visit but very expensive to buy from ...their products are not fresh as they claim
June 2, 2017|
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Response from Phangevans | Reviewed this property |
I'd shop around, the Grand Bazaar is lovely but expensive compared to other shops and the stall holders are very pushy, you don't seem to get that as much in the other shops and markets. There are some great bargains to be... More
Mariana W
May 9, 2017|
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Response from Batuhan K | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can . Also you can take a walk to the Grand Bazaar which is nearby and find such there as well.
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